reply to post by Brandon88
Let them rebel on their own if their stuck under a corrupt gov't, isn't that what we had to do.
Honestly, this is why I think we should not have kindergarten and grade school level history courses. We wouldn't have fared "nearly as well" as
we had without the French.
France was, quite literally, using the American Revolution as a proxy war with their old rivals, the British Empire (and the British were imposing a
lot of their new rule on us because we were busy making ships for France and anyone else who would pay).
In all likelihood, our rebellion would have barely made it off the ground were it not for France wanting to stick it to the British and secure future
If somebody wants to get involved whys it have to be us?
Congress is where those types of things are decided. People can be of differing opinions on the issue and propose we take varying types of action.
We stick our nose in everything, even when we don't have the funds for it.
We have the funding for it. Granted - doesn't mean we should do it, or that it is consistent with the mission of our armed forces - but we have the
The reason you think we don't is that it all gets returned to meth addicts via "earned income credits" and other such programs that ultimately end
up paying people to breed like rabbits and file for disability for being "psychologically unable to hold a job" (lazy as all holy #) while people
recovering from broken spines have to fight a war to receive disability.
Of course, the National Government has been operating in gross violation of the Tenth Amendment for the past 100 years, and over 70% of the budget
goes toward unconstitutional (even treasonous) spending programs designed to make the population dependent upon government handouts (solidifying the
power of the oligarchy and giving a vote-purchasing mechanic to candidates).
Doing that will come back to bite us in the rear.
Can't be any worse than 'trade' with China. An oxymoron if there ever was one.
We could end up bogging ourselfs down for another 15 years, do we really need that right now.
Again - that's what Congress is for. I'm a strategist and enlisted type. Once the people who like to think they are in charge figure out what we
are doing, it's up to people like myself to tell them how we're going to go about it. Then they ignore us, and come up with some stupid plan that
fails so epically that they don't even bother making a campaign ribbon for it.
I can't convince you that we should or shouldn't go to help Syria out with their little rebellion. I simply know that we need to be all in, or all
out. Trying to sit on the fence or play politics with it simply causes bad things to happen.
I'm fine with either decision, to be honest. I don't think you can really place a "right" or "wrong" on the decision to engage or not engage -
but there is a right and a wrong way to do both of them, and I'd like to see us do something the right way as opposed to one of the many stupid ways.